Saturday, March 17, 2012

Windows 8 Consumer Preview UI

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I used Windows 8 for the first time around a month and a half ago and I was mildly impressed. At the time, the Developer Preview had been out for a while and I just wanted to give my two cents just before the Public Beta, or Consumer Preview, hit the internet.

Having spent some time with a much more complete product, specifically one that actually works, I have a lot more to say on the UI. I said it before, but I'll say it again: it manages to seamlessly merge mobile and desktop ideals while managing to further neither.

Monday, March 12, 2012

UI


With my adventures of Windows 8 I came into a long standing discussion of Human Computer Interface and Interaction Design. Windows 8 is probably the most dramatic change of UI in Windows ever, and its focus is seemingly only on improving new ideas, or moving onto mobile platforms. CES in the last few years has been about that, pretty much: mobile technology and new ways to interact with Technology. I admit that I like Windows 8 and its new ideals, but newer isn't always better.